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Working Toward a Greater Mission

When you come to work at First Alternative Co-op, you are joining a movement and mission to provide fresh, local, organic groceries that nourish our community and help support positive progress locally. Whether it’s providing high-quality food to our shoppers, supporting an abundant local network of farmers and producers, or contributing to a sustainably-minded business, the day-to-day work of our dedicated Co-op team is what makes this mission a reality.

First Alternative Co-op is committed to maintaining a welcoming and safe space that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for all. We strongly encourage people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ community members to apply.

Staff Positions

Staff positions are generally 28-40 hours per week with a somewhat regular schedule of hours. For a staff position, you must be of legal age to sell alcohol (18 years of age or older).

Staff Benefits

  • 15% Employee Discount
  • Accrued Paid Time Off (Vacation and sick time)
  • Birthday Holiday
  • Health Insurance (Three medical plans, two vision plans, and one dental plan)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and dependent care)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Roth IRA
  • Life/AD&D Insurance

*Staff working less than 28 hours are not eligible for some benefits

Application Process

Please follow the link below to view our current job openings and apply online. If you prefer to apply with a paper application, you may download the application form and submit it to either Co-op location. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, applications are accepted for active job openings only. We do not hold applications on file. Please re-apply for each position you are interested in. All applications received are reviewed. Our Human Resources Department contacts only those applications that are being considered for open positions. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

First Alternative Co-op provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

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